February 26, 2024

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Let's use the lessons we learned from Corona for the climate – Job

Let's use the lessons we learned from Corona for the climate – Job

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Perhaps this should also make you think that farmers are now receiving support from those who have also identified themselves as Corona wabi

According to climate scientists, so are we not ready About the climate catastrophes that lie ahead – that's what they're worried about. And it's not just them: I also pooped my pants. Instead of doing something about the cause (i.e. reducing emissions), we allow it to happen to us. In the meantime we are cleaning Pages by Hannah Ritchie He says everything will be fine. Because apparently that's what we want to hear. But this is as if we are waiting for the vaccine in the time of Corona without taking emergency measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

The (technical) solutions that Ritchie advocates (the “vaccine”) will only work if we first get our emissions under control (the “virus”). During the Corona period we have seen that people accept strict measures as long as the government clearly explains the need for them (“If we don’t do this, people will die”). And yes, perspective helps (“If we solve the problem now, there might be a vaccine next year.”).

But perspective without emergency measures is not perspective but distraction or even deception. If we were in an emergency (and we are), we would have to call it that. But the government continues to pretend that it is Business as usual It is, as if we can prepare for climate disruption. Yes, we must prepare, but at the same time let us do everything we can to prevent the worst-case scenario – temperatures rising by a few degrees Celsius. But instead, if there is a sign of headwinds (farmer protests), the first possible measures will be taken off the table.

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Let Corona also be an example, because we all know how things went in the countries where Corona skeptics (Trump, Bolsonaro) were at the head. Perhaps this should also make you think that farmers are now receiving support from those who also identify themselves as Corona wabi. Suppose we listened to them at that time…

We have already missed an opportunity to use the Corona crisis to seriously make our economy more sustainable and make our energy supply completely green; In any case, let us now apply the lessons we have learned from Corona. This means naming the monster by its name (we are facing the greatest planetary crisis humanity has ever seen) and acting accordingly. As long as the government continues to fail to do so, we will be hopelessly lost.